OBITUARY OF John Colomb
DELCAMBRE– Funeral Services will be conducted for Mr. John Colomb, age 78, at 11:00 am Thursday, November 3, 2011 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Fr. Herb Bennefield officiating. Interment will be held at Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm until 10:00 pm on Wednesday with a Rosary at 7:00 pm. The funeral home will reopen at 8:00 am on Thursday until service time.
A native and resident of Delcambre, Mr. Colomb passed away at 1:00 pm on Monday, October 31, 2011 at Abbeville General Hospital.
During his lifetime, John worked in various jobs from tug boats, Rainbow Paper Company, the oilfield and lastly, his beloved Live Oak Gardens for 30 years.
He will be remembered as a loving husband , father, grandfather and friend. John was a gentle, quiet soul who possessed the gift of patience with a special touch of humor. He loved the outdoors and took great pride in the upkeep of his yard and his birdfeeder making sure that all feeders were filled along with the birdbath every day.
He had a great love for music and he enjoyed playing his harmonica and singing for family and friends.
Above all, John had a tremendous love of God and believed whole heartedly to talk to Jesus only about your troubles.
John led a simple life as his wants were few. He was a blessing to all those who knew him bringing sunshine with his smile. Our miracle, our love – sleep with the angels sweetheart! We all miss you terribly.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years Lucille Bertrand Colomb; sons, Michael Colomb and wife Pattie of New Iberia, Robert Colomb of New Iberia; daughters, Karen Dugas and husband Gilman of New Iberia, Susan Bird and husband Rick of New Jersey; step-son, Darryl Choate and wife Babs of Delcambre; brothers, Lester Colomb, Presley Colomb, Dalton Colomb; sisters, Velta Guillotte, Louise Landry; grandchildren, Mark LeMaire, Chad LeMaire, Devin Colomb, Brent Colomb, Claire Bourque, Sadie Choate, Coy Choate, Jesse Choate, Kate Choate; step-grandchildren, Scott Dugas, Shaun Dugas and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Annonciade Colomb; first wife, Ella Mae Derouen; sister, Irene Colomb Dore and Daughter in Law, Shawn Derouen.
Pallbearers will be Michael Colomb, Robert Colomb, Darryl Choate, Lester Colomb, Dennis LeMaire and John Raymond Bourque.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dalton Colomb, Hubert Guillotte and Michael J. Frederick.
The family would like to express deep appreciation to Maison Du Monde memory care unit, to the E.R. staff, 2nd floor staff and dietitian at Abbeville General Hospital. A very special thank you to Dr. Ronald Lahasky who worked diligently to administer to Mr. John in his final days.
To view on-line obituary, video tribute and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.
Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of Delcambre is in charge of arrangements.